Robbie Coltrane during "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" UK Premiere - Arrivals at Leicester Square in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
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Robbie Coltrane Harry Potter Star And Beloved Character Actor Has Died At 72
Robbie Coltrane, a character actor perhaps best known for his role as Rubeus Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" film franchise, has passed away at the age of 72. He is survived by his two children. While the majority of people might remember him as Hagrid, Coltrane was an actor that could do it all, from sketch comedy to hard-hitting dramas.
He starred alongside Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson in the 1983 sketch comedy series "Alfresco" and broke into dramatic acting with the TV series "Cracker" However, one of his most iconic roles was Valentin Zukovsky in "GoldenEye" and "The World is Not Enough."
The impact that Coltrane has had on popular culture cannot be understated. His depiction of Hagrid throughout the "Harry Potter" franchise was consistently praised by both fans and critics. In a statement to BBC News, the late star's agent revealed that had received letters "every week for over 20 years" from "Harry Potter" fans.
Coltrane received a litany of nominations and awards throughout his career. During his time on "Cracker," he won the BAFTA three years in a row, from 1994 to 1996. He also received a British Academy Film nomination for Best Supporting Actor for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."